IN PICTURES: Scarborough skyline

Scarborough skyline has many points on interest and here we look at its spires, turrets and towers.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 1:02 pm
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 1:08 pm
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There are the turrets of the Grand and the Spa plus church towers and spires - a minaret-like amusement arcade in South Bay and not to mention the pyramids of the Sea Life Centre. IN PICTURES: Our coasts myths and legends here

This 18th Century, Grade II, listed Windmill is located minutes from the centre of Scarborough. It is now a hotel. Restored and renovated over a number of years, the Windmill has a variety of nine ensuite courtyard rooms including king-size four poster beds. There are also two suites in the Windmill tower; the lower suite for a family and the balcony suite for couples with a head for heights. The site has had a windmill in situ for around 400 years and the present structure dates from 1794 when Thomas Robinson was given the authority to build a new mill. The mill stopped grinding corn in 1927 and although over the years was used as a bakery and then for storage, the property gradually fell into disrepair. Saved from a developer who wanted to knock it down for a block of flats in 1985, it was renovated and turned into a bed and breakfast / self catering property.
The Clocktower Cafe in South Bay,
St Mary's Church stands high above the old town, just below Scarborough Castle. The church was built in the 12th century. It was once a large church with two towers (west and central), but was largely destroyed during the siege of Scarborough Castle in the English Civil War. The church was rebuilt in the late 17th century and restored in the mid 19th century. The church has a large graveyard, with tombs mainly of the 18th and 19th centuries. A much-visited grave is that of Anne Bronte, who died in Scarborough in 1849.
Scarborough Railway Station. Scarborough station opened on Monday July 7 1845, following the completion of the line from York. The first train, consisting of 35 coaches was hauled by two locomotives named 'Hudson' and 'Lion' arriving in Scarborough at 1:35 p.m., having stopped at Castle Howard, Malton and Ganton, taking just over three hours. All the shops closed, and an estimated ten to fifteen thousand spectators saw the arrival of the first train. The original station building was designed by GT Andrews. It had a wrought iron and glazed roof, 348 feet long by 88 feet wide in two spans, and 30 feet from the rails. On the opening day, the station was complete, except for the overall roof and the goods shed in the station yard had not been built.
Scarborough Spa In the 17th century, spa waters were discovered by Thomasin Farrer, the wife of one of Scarborough's leading citizens, John Farrer. She found natural spring water bubbling out beneath the cliff to the south of the town. The waters, which stained the rocks a russet colour, tasted slightly bitter and were said to cure minor ailments. She told her friends and neighbours about the medicinal effects and drinking the spa waters became an accepted medicine. Later, thousands of visitors flocked to benefit from their supposed medicinal qualities. The southern part of Scarborough became popular. The precursor to the present Scarborough Spa complex became a fashionable attraction. The complex now includes Farrer's Bar in recognition of Thomasin Farrer
The old Bed King clock tower in Falsgrave
Trinity Road Church which is now flats
Looking out over Ramshill you can see the Church of St-Martin-on-the-Hill and the spire of St Andrew's Church
Scarborough Coastguard Station at the end of Foreshore start of Marine Drive in South Bay
The Grand Hotel in South Bay. The hotel was designed by the Hull architect Cuthbert Brodrick who was better known as the designer of several Leeds buildings, and when completed in 1867 was one of the largest hotels in the world, as well as one of the first giant purpose-built hotels in Europe. The hotel's distinctive yellow (also referred to as tawny) brickwork was made locally in Hunmanby and is complemented with traditional red brickwork around the windows. The architectural sculpture was executed by Burstall and Taylor of Leeds. The building is designed around the theme of time: four towers to represent the seasons, 12 floors for the months of the year, 52 chimneys symbolise the weeks, and originally there were 365 bedrooms, one for each day of the year.
The keep of Scarborough Castle
The war memorial on Oliver's Mount
The Art Deco Stephen Joseph Theatre which is the home to Alan Ayckbourn premieres.
Coney Island in Foreshore Road was once the home of Turkish baths
Scarboroughs lighthouse has stood for more than 220 years. The building has been bombed, during the 1914 Scarborough Bombardment, rebuilt and transformed during its lifetime. Standing on the 18th century Vincents Pier, Scarboroughs lighthouse was first constructed sometime between 1801 and 1806.
Clock Tower, South Cliff A the turn of the last century the much of South Cliff was still open countryside with a selection of fine houses and villas enjoying the rural tranquility. One visitor to his summer residence was Alfred Shuttleworth (1843 to 1925} businessman and philanthropist who presented the Wren style stone clocktower to the town in commemoration of George V's coronation, 22 June 1911. The clock itself was by the family of prolific clockmakers William Potts and Sons Ltd of Leeds and had to be regularly wound, on one occasion in the 1960s the ladder slipped and left a council employee trapped in the tower overnight. Shortly afterwards the movement was replaced by a synchronous electric motor.